GALVESTON — To say Galveston band Come See My Dead Person has a cult following would be selling the band short.
A cult is an exclusive group that shuts itself off from the rest of the world. Come See My Dead Person is much more like a rolling and rollicking tent revival that invites and adds to its congregation as it goes.
And with its first self-titled, full-length album about to be released, the group is hoping to add a lot more converts.
It’s a bit like church, he said. Sure, death is there but it’s about overcoming that.
Rock albums that mix gypsy rock, blues, bluegrass and country influences don’t typically make fans think of a religious service.
But with haunting melodies, contemplations on God and the devil and references to life and death, some of the album’s songs could sound like gospel tunes — if gospel tunes included guitars, drums, mandolin, banjo, bass and violin and were played at an infectious pace that made listeners jump and shout.
Death is waiting for everyone, of course. It’s in the band’s name and in many of their songs. But the music is not about gloom and doom, Mejia said. Instead, it’s about enjoying life because eventually it has to come to an end. http://